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Have we just taken possession of the last Z4’s

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Have we just taken possession of the last Z4’s

Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:14 pm

I’ve just received an email from CarWow about offers on a Z4, interesting since they couldn’t get me one when I wanted, but this message popped up when I clicked on the link.

These cars are now discontinued by BMW :o don’t know if it’s model specific etc but are us recent owners and people with confirmed orders going to be the last NEW factory spec’d G29 owners?

Bit of a p!sser if correct because I was hoping to get another one in 18/20 months or so anticipating they might not be available much after that :headbang:
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    Post by ronk » Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:26 pm

    That might have wobbled the fence!
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    Post by Silverstar » Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:43 pm

    I am guessing Carwow is wrong. It would be very odd for BMW to cut production after just two years given all the money invested into the development of the car. Also you can right now still configure one online. At least I hope I am right about Carwow being wrong!
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    Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:45 pm

    Silverstar wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:43 pm At least I hope I am right about Carwow being wrong!
    I’m hoping so too :thumbsup: just seemed a bit odd when it wasn’t on their offers in the last 7/10 days.
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      Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:45 pm

      ronk wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:26 pm That might have wobbled the fence!
      You be careful up on that fence with your leg :lol:
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        Post by sars » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:59 pm

        As long as I get mine :D
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        Post by tiglon » Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:09 pm

        Probably a mistake, or ambiguous and just referring to a specific spec or version. However, I can believe that it could be true. BMW aren't selling many, yet there are still huge wait times which suggests they are allocating very little of their manufacturing capacity to the Z4. Perhaps they made enough from the Toyota deal to not need to keep on selling the Z4? I suspect the G29 only happened because of that deal.

        With the chip shortage, it could be that BMW have decided to focus on selling as many of their core future range as possible and are dropping a model that they planned to discontinue for good in a couple of years anyway.

        We all know that roadsters are a dying breed, maybe the extinction is coming sooner than we thought. :x
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        Post by Ian J » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:17 pm

        tiglon wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:09 pm there are still huge wait times which suggests they are allocating very little of their manufacturing capacity to the Z4. Perhaps they made enough from the Toyota deal to not need to keep on selling the Z4? I suspect the G29 only happened because of that deal.
        I don't think that the Z4 is actually manufactured by BMW as it's assembled by Magna Steyr in Austria

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        Post by Z4monster » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:21 pm

        Just checked BMW new car locator and there isn't a single Z4 listed of any variant. Plenty of M cars across the whole range of models. I wonder what is going on?
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        Post by tiglon » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:23 pm

        Ian J wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:17 pm
        tiglon wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:09 pm there are still huge wait times which suggests Magna Steyr are allocating very little of their manufacturing capacity to the Z4 (perhaps on instructions from BMW who would rather they build the more of the 5 series). Perhaps they made enough from the Toyota deal to not need to keep on selling the Z4? I suspect the G29 only happened because of that deal.
        I don't think that the Z4 is actually manufactured by BMW as it's assembled by Magna Steyr in Austria
        Thanks, fixed it :thumbsup:

        I don't know if that's how it works, but clearly the Z4 is not an important model for BMW and was announced as being discontinued after the G29 just a few months after it was launched.
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        Post by ronk » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:31 pm

        I’m making and effort to find out for certain that I can place a guaranteed order before I sell mine - at my age I haven’t got time on my side - ie I don’t want to be without my toy for a year !
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        Post by ronk » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:33 pm

        sars wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:59 pm As long as I get mine :D
        You are so selfish!! :rofl: :rofl:
        Me me me!

        Joking aside, you ordered yours some while ago so it should be well embedded into their system by now. :thumbsup:
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        Post by Ole gits rule » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:54 pm

        ronk wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:26 pm That might have wobbled the fence!
        Thats fence is made of concrete - need a bloody bomb to shift it :rofl:
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        Post by Ole gits rule » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:56 pm

        ronk wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:31 pm I’m making and effort to find out for certain that I can place a guaranteed order before I sell mine - at my age I haven’t got time on my side - ie I don’t want to be without my toy for a year !
        I have to be honest Ron, I would be doing the same but cant see it being discontinued just yet but you never know :?
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        Post by F1SpaceMonkey » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:13 pm

        i've heard this is not true. an order from a dealer for a Z4 was placed today that was accepted.

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